I’m going to focus on speed, doing little things like my turns and my starts – just speed.
~ Ryan Lochte
Someone graciously holds the door open for you. Your chair is pulled out for you, when you sit at the table. A driver lets you turn left in front of him. One second in a race, one field goal, one smile, one hug … it’s amazing how little things can make some big differences, isn’t it?
This one just bothered us. We take full credit for achieving this balance. The student grade report did not show which assessments were designated as honors assessments! The familiar red “Honors” text will now be displayed and make us happy.
This idea came from an entry on our Facebook page:
When teachers pull up a student’s grade report, we can see a breakdown of both Segments 1 and 2. However, when students pull up their gradebook, they can only see a breakdown of the entire class.
This does not help them when looking at an individual segment and how they can improve their grade. Can you add the breakdown of the individual segments for the students to see?
This now appears below the student’s grade report:
Someone sent this our way via email:
I was wondering if your team could make the “zero unread emails icon” clickable as well. Sometimes I want to see if I sent a student a resource already. I can click on it when there are unread messages, but not when it is “zero.”
You could check your SENT items, but that’s another step and a hunt. Now all email numbers will be your clickable portal into the student’s Educator inbox. Welcome the zero!
This email has been staring us in the face:
Educator email processing is worse than dial-up processing. I have literally answered an email, gone to the kitchen and poured a cup of coffee, come back to the computer and am on my third sip before the wheel stops turning…. the firs time. Then it starts up again and I am stuck for another minute or two before I can get back to what I was doing in Educator. My productivity is egregiously affected by this situation.
Wow! Let’s just say that we appreciate all your insights, both positive and negative. This is an enhancement you will not likely see with your eye. It all depends on how large your inbox has grown.
The big change here occurs whenever a user changes courses. Educator will then initiate a background process that will cache your email inbox. This SHOULD improve the viewing speed of your full inbox and the viewing of individual email messages as well. In tests with more than 600 messages, the inbox response time went from about 12 seconds down to 3 seconds. For smaller inboxes the speed difference may not be quite as noticeable. Please let us know your experiences here.
People think of these eureka moments, and my feeling is that they tend to be little things, a little realization and then a little realization built on that.
~ Roger Penrose